17: Mordecai Ardon Original Signed No. Lithograph Kabal
Near Jerusalem, 1960's, lithograph, 29x24" (73.5x61cm), edition 100, signed in English and numbered in pencil. Print is in excellent condition and is unframed.
This is ONE of the FIRST PRINTS Ardon had ever made.
You are buying this work directly its publisher, Bineth Gallery.
Mordecai Ardon (1896-1992) was born in 1896 in the small Polish village of Tuchow. After World War First he left for Paris and like many Russian and Polish artists only got as far as Berlin where he enrolled to a preparatory Bauhaus class. He found a small room in the house of the older Paul Klee, who became a friend to young Ardon. When the Nazis came to power in 1933, he immigrated to Israel. In leaving Europe he not only lost the stimulating human contacts but also the inspiring museums and exhibitions. In addition, the landscape was different, the sky had a blinding light and the sunsets were overwhelmingly colorful.
Near Jerusalem is one of the first works in prints that Ardon had ever made. It is based on a painting of the same theme that was made by Ardon in 1964. This work is a striking and important example of Ardon's unique and admired artistic style with a rich combination of colors and forms. The abstract elements and intense colors create a compelling and mysterious image that can not be overlooked.
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